Ravenna-Bryant Community Association

Serving the Ravenna and Bryant neighborhoods in Seattle, WA

Ravenna-Bryant Community Association - Serving the Ravenna and Bryant neighborhoods in Seattle, WA

A Woonerf for a Night

blockparty2[1]Many of you know that on National Night Out you can shut down your street to cars for a night.  However, did you know that you can also shut down your street on any other night as well?  This gives a safe place for kids to play, and a great way to get to know your neighbors.  Creating community on your block is the best way to prevent crime in our neighborhoods, so  why not have more than one party a summer?

A woonerf is a street that gives priority to pedestrians and bikes, but also for a party!  You can make your street a woonerf for a night simply by going to Seattle Department of Transportation’s block party website and filling out a form.  There used to be a $75 fee for this, but not since 2008.  Need some more ideas?  Council Member Sally Bagshaw’s blog has some great ideas here.

There are a few common sense rules you’ll need to abide by:

  • You can not live on an arterial street
  • You can not close your intersection
  • You can not have a bus stop on your block
  • You must clean up and restore your street before 10pm
  • You must not request more than one block party per month

Have fun this summer!

Additional Fire Training at Bryant Heights

The following message is from the owners of  Bryant Heights, LLC, which has been bought by William Lyon Homes.  (read the Seattle Times article here.)

On Tuesday, June 24th, the Seattle Fire Department started conducting some additional “non-destructive” training exercises in two of the existing carriage buildings located on the Bryant Heights property (6520 – 32nd Avenue NE and 6545 34th Avenue NE).     These training exercises will include, room to room searches, mock dark building training, fire hose training, possibly some confined space training & similar activities.  The Seattle Fire Department estimates that this training will begin June 24th and will go to the end of the day on July 15th.  Consequently, residents can expect to see representatives of the Seattle Fire Department and equipment on the 32nd Ave. NE and the parking lot by the playground accessed off of 32nd Ave. NE. associated with the Bryant Heights property during this time. 

We appreciate your continued patience and support of the Seattle Fire Department.   If you have further questions, you can reach Deputy Chief Phillip Jose @ 206-386-1780  at the Seattle Fire Department.  As always, feel free to contact either myself or Holly Smith at the following.

Sincerely,

Eric C. Evans Direct Line: 425.586.7762 Cel. 425.495.0713

Mr. Holly Smith Direct Line: 425.586.7762 Cel. 425.766-3591

August 5 is National Night Out

NightOut_logoBring neighbors together to prevent crime and host a block party on National Night Out!

National Night Out is a unique opportunity to bring your neighbors together, welcome new neighbors, talk about crime prevention efforts, and mainly just have a great time with food, music, games – whatever you want. Some gatherings are just a few households and others expand into large block parties.  Knowing neighbors is an important way to prevent crime.

Night Out Against Crime is an opportunity for individual neighborhoods to renew their commitment to the following:
• Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness
• Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs
• Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships
• Send a message to criminals that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

To learn how to organize a neighborhood event, including how to have your street closed for a block party, visit the Seattle Night Out website.